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Rhodospirillum rubrum (Esmarch) Molisch (ATCC® 11170)

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Strain Designations: NCIB 8255 [ATH 1.1.1, S.1]  /  Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Strain Designations NCIB 8255 [ATH 1.1.1, S.1]
Biosafety Level 1

Biosafety classification is based on U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines, it is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country.

Product Format frozen
Storage Conditions Frozen: -80°C or colder
Freeze-Dried: 2°C to 8°C
Live Culture: See Propagation Section
Preceptrol® no
Genome Sequenced Strain

Rhodospirillum rubrum ATCC 11170, complete genome.

Type Strain yes
Genome sequenced strain
Medium ATCC® Medium 112: Van Niel's yeast agar
ATCC® Medium 18: Trypticase Soy Agar/Broth
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 26°C
Atmosphere: Aerobic or anaerobic under a tungsten lamp
Name of Depositor NCIMB
Chain of Custody
ATCC <-- NCIMB <-- S Elsden S.1 <-- CB van Niel

Pfennig N, Truper HG. Type and neotype strains of the species of phototrophic bacteria maintained in pure culture. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 21: 19-24, 1971.

Skerman VB, et al. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 30: 225-420, 1980.

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : D30778 Rhodospirillum rubrum gene for 16S ribosomal RNA.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : M55497 Rhodospirillum rubrum (ATCC 11170) 16S ribosomal RNA (partial).

Nucleotide (GenBank) : M20899 R.rubrum puf operon pufM gene encoding the M polypeptide, 3' end.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : J04820 Rhodospirillum rubrum (ATCC 11170) photoreaction center H subunit (puh) mRNA, 5. end.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : M20897 R.rubrum puf gene operon pufB gene encoding beta polypeptide of the B880 antenna, 5' end.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AH000927 R.rubrum puf gene operon pufB gene encoding beta polypeptide of the B880 antenna, 5' end.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : M20898 R.rubrum puf operon pufA gene encoding alpha polypeptide of the B880 antenna, 3' end, and pufL gene, 5' end.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : CP000230 Rhodospirillum rubrum ATCC 11170, complete genome.

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Basic Documentation
  1. Accessing genome sequencing data

    Date Updated: 9/30/2019

  2. Criteria for reference quality genomes

    Date Updated: 9/30/2019